Author Archives: Edward Dunne


About Edward Dunne

I am the Executive Editor of Mathematical Reviews. Previously, I was an editor for the AMS Book Program for 17 years. Before working for the AMS, I had an academic career working at Rice University, Oxford University, and Oklahoma State University. In 1990-91, I worked for Springer-Verlag in Heidelberg. My Ph.D. is from Harvard. I received a world-class liberal arts education as an undergraduate at Santa Clara University.

Math in the time of coronavirus

While many businesses have seen significant downturns during the pandemic, several scholarly publishers have reported increases in submissions in the first part of 2020. There are various studies and articles about the phenomenon.  Meanwhile, at Mathematical Reviews, we have not … Continue reading

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Mathematical Reviews / MathSciNet at virtual JMM – thank you

Thank you to everyone who came to the demonstrations of MathSciNet as part of JMM 2021.  By rough count, between 150 and 200 people attended the demos! Here are some links that were distributed in the chats: The QuickStart Guide, … Continue reading

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JMM Prizes and Awards 2021

The winners of the prizes and awards associated with the 2021 JMM have been announced.  You can find more information about them in the Prize Booklet.  Below is a list of the prizewinners, with links to their author profiles in … Continue reading

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Mathematical Reviews / MathSciNet at virtual JMM

At the virtual JMM2021, there will be four demonstrations of how to use MathSciNet.  They are themed: Date / Time Day Topic Presenter Jan 6, 12:00 MST / 2:00 EST Wednesday MathSciNet for undergraduate and graduate students Ursula Whitcher Jan 7, … Continue reading

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Don’t Count on It – column in the Notices of the AMS

My latest column has appeared in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society.  The column looks at correlations between citations counts and other forms of recognition, such as winning awards.  The title rather gives a lot away:  Don’t Count on … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize in Economics to Milgrom and Wilson

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have been named as the winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 (also known as the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics).   While the prize is for Economics, … Continue reading

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Otto Neugebauer, redux

Last May, I wrote a piece about Otto Neugebauer and the founding of Mathematical Reviews.  I find Neugebauer’s story compelling.  A revised version of that blog post was published in the October 2020 issue of the Notices of the American … Continue reading

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MathSciNet Webinar Videos

Recently, Michael Jones, the Managing Editor at Mathematical Reviews, gave a webinar about using MathSciNet.  The full-length video (54 minutes) is available from YouTube here.   There are also three excerpts available:  How to Conduct an Author Search (10 minutes), How … Continue reading

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Martin Hairer wins Breakthrough Prize

Martin Hairer has won the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.  The announcement is here.  The official citation is: For transformative contributions to the theory of stochastic analysis, particularly the theory of regularity structures in stochastic partial differential equations.  His long … Continue reading

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Harvard hires three new mathematics professors

Harvard has hired three new professors in the Mathematics Department:  Laura DeMarco, Mihnea Popa, and Melanie Matchett Wood.  Their appointments began in July.  There are now three women who are tenured, full professors in the department.  Lauren Williams joined the … Continue reading

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